• The Ottawa-Gatineau Service Excellence Award recognizes and honours an Executive or Business Member who has demonstrated significant accomplishments, exemplary leadership and tireless commitments to Ottawa-Gatineau and/or the association community. 


    All Business and Executive Members, in good standing, holding CSAE membership at the time of the nomination are eligible for this award. Current members of Ottawa-Gatineau Council are not eligible for nomination. Current Awards and Recognition Committee members are not eligible for nomination. Self-nominations are ineligible.

    Selection Criteria 

    The following criteria are considered in determining a recipient: 

    • Involvement: The individual has been involved with Ottawa-Gatineau through activities, committees and/or programs. 
    • Leadership: The individual shows qualities that exemplify leadership and inspiration related to participation in Ottawa-Gatineau or the association sector. 
    • Innovation: The individual exemplifies innovation in the business of supplying services and/or products to the profession. 
    • Achievement: Any notable achievements with an association for which they are a supplier, or within their company, community, province or country. 

    Submission Requirements

    • Nominee information
    • Examples of the nominee’s involvement with Ottawa-Gatineau
    • Examples of the nominee’s leadership in Ottawa-Gatineau / the association sector
    • Examples of the nominee’s innovation in association sector
    • List of any notable achievements the nominee has had in their company, community, province, or country

    How to Submit an Application

    CAE® Continuous Professional Development (CPD): Credit is granted to the nominator for a complete award’s application. Individual Awards (i.e., Leadership, Ottawa-Gatineau, and Trillium)
    Based on 0.5 hour per complete award nomination (maximum 2 hours per two-year reporting period).

    Past Recipients

    2022 – Angela Jefferies
    2021 – Riccarda Galioto

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